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Multiplication
Due Date: 9/18/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue to use multiple strategies multiplication and division strategies.

 

 

 

 Multiplication Tables Up To 50Division Strategies Anchor Chart

 

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will discuss the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

-Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

-Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 -Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

-Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 20 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.. All fact fluency grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.

 

 

 

This week we will use multiple strategies multiplication and division strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will discuss the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

-Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

-Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 -Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

-Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 20 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.. All fact fluency grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Language Arts
Due Date: 9/18/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning Mentor Text

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Students will visualize to make sense of the text while using schema to make inferences about their visualizations. Students will consider a character's point of view. The students will also discuss the characters feelings. 
We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

Writing Text:

Publishing Week

The students will confer with one another about their own writing. They will learn procedures for proofreading their writing, write final versions, and publish them as books. The students will then present their books to the class.

In Grammar we will review subjects, predicates, and compound sentences.

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

Vocabulary Words

This will be a review week in vocabulary STUDY THESE WORDS PLUS THE LAST THREE WEEKS This will be a stand alone grade
floppy: soft and hanging down loosely

recall: remember

clatter: bang together or rattle

disaster: event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

celebration: happy event held to honor a special occasion

retrieve: bring or get something back

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.
 Homework Packets will be sent home weekly on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 9/11/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning Mentor Text

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

 

Students will visualize to make sense of the text while using schema to make inferences about their visualizations. Students will consider a character's point of view. The students will also discuss the characters feelings.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing Text:

"More About Judy Blume"

 

The students will confer with one another about their own writing. They will learn procedures for proofreading their writing, write final versions, and publish them as books. The students will then present their books to the class.

 

In Grammar we will discuss compound sentences.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

This will be a review week in vocabulary STUDY THESE WORDS PLUS THE LAST THREE WEEKS This will be a stand alone grade

flutter: wave or flap rapidly

clutch: grab or hold on to something tightly

dodge: move quickly to avoid someone or something

heartbreaking: very sad or upsetting

fury: great anger

bewildered: confused or puzzled

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 Homework Packets will be sent home weekly on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Multiplication
Due Date: 9/11/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will use multiple strategies multiplication and division strategies.

 

 

 Multiplication Tables Up To 50

 

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will discuss the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

-Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

-Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 -Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

-Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 20 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.. All fact fluency grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.

 

 

 



Word Problems
Due Date: 9/4/2016
Subject: Math

We will begin studying word problems. We will use the CUBES strategy to help us.

 

We will also discuss important or key words for addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

 

 

 

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

Image result for cubes anchor chart

 

We will continue practicing rounding.

Image result for rounding anchor chart for 3rd graders 

Please review this with your child.

 

We will continue to work on addition and subtraction with regrouping.

Also review:

 

Addition Properties

 

Identity           5+0=5

 

Commutative   6+4=4+6

 

Associative      5+(3+2)=(5+3)+2

 

 

Homework Packets sent home on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 9/4/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning Mentor Text

The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

 

Students will visualize to make sense of the text while using schema to make inferences about their visualizations. Students will consider a character's point of view. The students will also discuss the characters feelings.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing Text:

"More About Judy Blume"

 

The students will learn about a professional author's writing practice. They will review drafts and select on to develop and publish. The students will generate alternatives to overused words. They will explore strong openings and effective titles. 

 

In Grammar we will discuss compound sentences.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

swerve: change direction quickly to avoid something 

flick: make something move with a sudden move

speedy: fast

utter: say something that makes some sort of sound

whoop: shout from excitement

plop: sit or put something down heavily

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 Homework Packets will be sent home weekly on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Multiplication
Due Date: 9/2/2016


Rounding
Due Date: 8/27/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will be discussing rounding.

Image result for rounding anchor chart for 3rd graders Please review this with your child.

 

We will continue to work on addition and subtraction with regrouping.

Also review:

 

Addition Properties

 

Identity           5+0=5

 

Commutative   6+4=4+6

 

Associative      5+(3+2)=(5+3)+2

 

 

Homework Packets sent home on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 8/21/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning Mentor Text

Cherries and Cherry Pits

Seal

Students will visualize to make sense of the text while using schema to make inferences about their visualizations. Students will consider a character's point of view.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing Text:

Atlantic

Oceans and Seas

 

 

 

The students will hear and discuss nonfiction writing,

 

In Grammar we will discuss simple sentences.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

bustle: rush or hurry in an excited way 

volunteer: offer to help someone or do something by choice

debris: scattered pieces of something that have been thrown away, broken, or destroyed.

devastate: destroy or badly damage

ruckus: noisy confusion or excitement

lounge: sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 Homework Packets will be sent home weekly on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Language Arts
Due Date: 8/15/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning

 

Two Bobbies.

Students will make text to self connections while exploring illustrations to make inferences.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing Text:

About Eloise Greenfield

Silver Seeds

Things Will Never be the Same

Oceans and Seas

 

The students will hear and discuss good writing, explore prewriting techniques, discuss how good writers get their ideas, and write freely about things that ointerest them.

 

In Grammar we will determine if a sentence is complete or incomplete.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

whiz: to move very fast 

squirm: wiggle or twist your body from side to side usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

rap: tap or hit somethimng sharply and quickly

snap: speak sharply or angrily

likely: something will probably happen or is probably true

unlikely: something will not probably happen or is probably not true

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Math
Due Date: 8/15/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue to work on addition and subtraction with regrouping.

 

Addition Properties

Identity           5+0=5

Commutative   6+4=4+6

Associative      5+(3+2)=(5+3)+2



Math Review
Due Date: 5/7/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing perimeter and area. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.(fence trim) Area is surface covered. (carpet paint)

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Math Review
Due Date: 4/30/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing perimeter and area. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.(fence trim) Area is surface covered. (carpet paint)

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 4/24/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning

Possum's Tail from Pushing up the Sky: Seven Native Ameriacn Plays for Children is our mentor text for this week.

 

 

This week the students will explore the difference between drama nd prose. They will using wondering and questioning to make sense of the play. The students will think about elements of a narrative text structure in a play, including characters, setting, and theme.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing

This week we will practice for MAP testing.

 

 

In Grammar we will continue to review.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words Review Week

skillful:  

struggle: 

flashy: 

scan: 

serve:

fantastic:

tip:

disrupt:

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Math Review
Due Date: 4/23/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing perimeter and area. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.(fence trim) Area is surface covered. (carpet paint)

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Math Review
Due Date: 4/16/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing perimeter and area. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.(fence trim) Area is surface covered. (carpet paint)

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 4/16/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning

Fables is our mentor text for this week.

 

 

This week the students will visualize and enjoy stories while thinking about the theme of the story. They will also make text to self connections for better understanding.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing

The mentor poems  in writing will be "Autumn Leaves" "Hotel Swimming Pool's Evening Lament" and "Oak's Introduction".

 

In writing, the students will read, hear, discuss, and write poems. They will think about what a poem is and explore sensory details and sounds in a poem. The students will explore what a poem looks like on a page.

 

 

In Grammar we will have a review on writing book titles, contractions, commas in addresses, and commas and quotation marks in dialogue.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

collaborate:  work with others to make or do something

aggressive:  threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

evacuate: leave a place and go somewhere safer 

distress: feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain 

unaggressive: not aggressive or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

considerate: thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Language Arts
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Making Meaning

Lifetimes is our mentor text for this week.

 

 

This week the students will determine important ideas in expository nonfiction books. They will also make inferences and text to self connections for better understanding.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

Writing

The mentor poems  in writing will be "Galoshes" "Two Voices in a Tent at Night" "Fresh Pop-Corn" "Which is the Best" "Open Hydrant" "Sunning" " The Polliwogs" "It's Raining!" and "Ice Cubes"  .

 

 

 

In writing, the students will read, hear, discuss, and write poems. They will think about what a poem is and explore sensory details and sounds in a poem. The students will explore what a poem looks like on a page.

 

 

In Grammar we will learn about Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

ban: forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

permit:  allow something to happen or allow someone to do something

valuable: very important or useful in some way

task: job, chore, or particular thing to do

unwind: relax

stressful: causing worry or tension

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Perimeter and Area
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing perimeter and area. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.(fence trim) Area is surface covered. (carpet paint)

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Perimeter and Area
Due Date: 4/2/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing perimeter and area. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.(fence trim) Area is surface covered. (carpet paint)

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 4/1/2016
Subject: Language Arts

"Banning Tag" and "Smile You've Got Homework" and "Homework-Who Needs It? are our mentor articles for this week.

 

 

This week we will practice Comparing and contrasting two articles on the same topic.  Students will then distinguish their own opinion from those of the authors of the articles.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor articles  in writing will be "The Early Day of thre United States of America" "The Life of George Washington"

"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" .

 

 

 

In writing, the students will read persuasive essays defending particular opinions. They will then generate pieces that state our opinions about the topic. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information, and write reports.

 

They will continue to write clear and concise introductions and conclusions that restate their opinions.

 

In Grammar we will learn about Contractions.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

struggle: try very hard to do something

skill: ability to so something well

skillful: good at doing something

opportunity: chance to do something

generally: usually or almost always

decline: get smaller or worse

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Perimeter
Due Date: 3/29/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will begin discussing perimeter. Perimeter is the distance AROUND an object.

 

This week we will also continue discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Quadrilaterals
Due Date: 3/20/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will begin discussing quadrilaterals while comparing and classifying other shapes.

 

 

We will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time, measurement, line plots, addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's,7's, 8's, 9's, and 10's. 7's and 9's are new for this nine weeks. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 3/20/2016
Subject: Language Arts

"Furry Friends and Helpers" and "Which Pet to Choose: A Cat or a Dog?" are our mentor articles for this week.

 

 

This week we will practice answering questions in response to text given. 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor articles  in writing will be "Computers in the Classroom".

 

 

 

In writing, the students will read persuasive essays defending particular opinions. They will then generate pieces that state our opinions about the topic. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information, and write reports.

 

They will continue to write clear and concise introductions and conclusions that restate their opinions.

 

In Grammar we will learn about Contractions.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

struggle: try very hard to do something

skill: ability to so something well

skillful: good at doing something

opportunity: chance to do something

generally: usually or almost always

decline: get smaller or worse

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....

 



Language Arts
Due Date: 3/6/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Polar Bears is our mentor text this week. "Polar Bears in Peril" is our mentor article

 

 

This week we revisit  using wondering and questioning to help us better understand what we are reading. We will utilize the stop and ask questions strategy. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text. 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor articles  in writing will be "Computers in the Classroom".

 

 

 

In writing, the students will read persuassive essays defending particular opinions. They will then generate pieces that state our opinions about the topic. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information, and write reports.

 

They will continue to write clear and consise introductions and conclusions that restate their opinions.

In Grammar we will learn about Capitaliztion and Punctuation.

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

adapt: change to fit new situations or conditions

depend: rely on or need someone or something for help or support

scan: examine something, or look at something carefully and closely

disrupt: disturb or interrupt

trample: damage or crush by walking or stepping on something

forbid: order someone not to do something

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....

 

 



Measurement and Line Plots
Due Date: 3/6/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time and continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Measurement and Line Plots
Due Date: 2/28/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots then generate and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continuously review elapsed time and continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. These are difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 2/28/2016
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

Explore the Desert is our mentor text this week.

 

 

This week we revisit  the strategies learned for wondering and questioning to help us better understand expository nonfiction about animals. We will utilize the stop and ask questions strategy. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text. 

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor articles  in writing will be "School Should Start Later in the Morning"

"Don't Change Our Start Time"

"Rats are the Coolest Pets"

"Why Should We Get a Dog"

 

In writing, the students will read persuassive essays defending particular opinions. They will then generate pieces that state our opinions about the topic. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information, and write reports.

They will continue to write clear and consise introductions and conclusions that restate their opinions.

 

In Grammar this week the students will review past skills.

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

flashy: Very big, bright, or expensive

fantastic: strange, unusual, or unbelievable

diverse: different from one another

avoid: keep away from

deadly: dangerous and likely to cause death

threatened: it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Language Arts
Due Date: 2/21/2016
Subject: Language Arts

 

 

 

Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs is our mentor text this week.

 

 

This week we revisit  using wondering and questioning to help us better understand what we are reading. We will utilize the stop and ask questions strategy. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text. 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor articles  in writing will be "Fossil Fuels" and "Renewable Energy"

 

In writing, we will continue reading nonfiction pieces. We will begin researching and writing reports about the topic. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information, and write reports.

In Grammar we will learn about formal and informal English.

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

require: need

serve: give someone food or drink

prefer: like better

vertical: something that is positioned up and down

horizontal: something that is positioned side to side

tip: a piece of advise or useful information

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Measurement and Line Plots
Due Date: 2/21/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will begin measuring to the 1 inch, 1/4 inch, and 1/2 inch. We will also use the information gathered from our measurements to fill in line plots and answer questions with the data given.

 

         

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Review
Due Date: 2/20/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will review two step word problems.

 

Turn in homework packet on Friday.

60 problem multiplication quiz on Friday.



Fractions
Due Date: 2/6/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing fractions. The students will learn numerator and denominator, parts of a whole, and partitioning. We will place fractions on a numberline and determine which fractions are equivalent or equal..

2/4=1/2    3/12=1/4     4/6=2/3

  

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 2/6/2016
Subject: Language Arts

 

Hop to It: Fancy Footwork, Origami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding, amd Jump Rope: Then and Now are our mentor articles this week.

 

This week we will begin using text features to help better understand information in expository nonfiction text. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor texts in writing will be Nonfiction animal books of their choice.  

 

In writing, we will continue reading nonfiction pieces about animals. We will begin researching and writing reports about a chosen animal. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information by subtopic, illustrations, captions, and table of contents.

In Grammar we will learn about adverbs.

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

secure: safe and protected

durable: tough

texture: how a material feels

hazardous: dangerous

convenient: useful because it makes our lives easier and more comfortable

detect: discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel.

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....



Comparing Fractions
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing fractions. The students will learn numerator and denominator, parts of a whole, and partitioning. We will place fractions on a numberline and determine which fractions are equivalent or equal..

2/4=1/2    3/12=1/4     4/6=2/3

  

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Equivalent Fractions
Due Date: 1/25/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing fractions. The students will learn numerator and denominator, parts of a whole, and partitioning. We will place fractions on a numberline and determine which fractions are equivalent or equal..

2/4=1/2    3/12=1/4     4/6=2/3

  

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 1/25/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Morning Meals Around the World is our mentor text this week.

 

This week we will begin using text features to help better understand information in expository nonfiction text. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor texts in writing will be Nonfiction animal books of their choice.  

 

In writing, we will continue reading nonfiction pieces about animals. We will begin researching and writing reports about a chosen animal. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information by subtopic, illustrations, captions, and table of contents.

In Grammar we will learn about comparative and superlative adjectives.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

 

unexpected: not expected

abandon: leave alone not return

industrious: hardworking 

comfy: comfortable

successful: do what you set out to do or do something well

unsuccessful: did not accomplish what you set out to do

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....

 



Language Arts
Due Date: 1/17/2016
Subject: Language Arts

 

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Boxis our mentor text this week.

 

This week we will continue using wondering and questioning to help us better understand what we are reading. We will utilize the stop and ask questions strategy. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor texts in writing will be Nonfiction animal books of their choice.  

 

In writing, we will continue reading nonfiction pieces about animals. We will begin researching and writing reports about a chosen animal. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information by subtopic, illustrations, captions, and table of contents.

In Grammar we will learn about adjectives.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

 

lively: active

memorable: worth remembering

throw yourself into something: do something with a lot of energy or enthusiasm 

intense: very great or strong

exhilarated: very happy or excited

astounding: amazing or very surprising

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....

 



Equivalent Fractions
Due Date: 1/17/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing fractions. The students will learn numerator and denominator, parts of a whole, and partitioning. We will place fractions on a numberline and determine which fractions are equivalent or equal..

2/4=1/2    3/12=1/4     4/6=2/3

  

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Fractions
Due Date: 1/10/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will start discussing fractions. The students will learn numerator and denominator, parts of a whole, and partitioning.

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Language Arts
Due Date: 1/10/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Brave Harriet is our mentor text this week.

 

This week we will continue using wondering and questioning to help us better understand what we are reading. We will utilize the stop and ask questions strategy. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor texts in writing will be Are You a Dragonfly?

A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups

Reptiles

The ABC's of Endangered Animals

In writing, we raed nonfiction pieces about animals. We will begin researching and writing reports about a chosen animal.The students will learn to take notes, categorize information by subtopic, illustrations, captions, and table of contents.

In Grammar we will learn about subject and verb agreement.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

OFF WEEK

REVIEW

slog: walk slowly and heavily

commence: begin or start

flabbergasted: very surprised or shocked

permissable: allowed or permitted

impermissable: not allowed or permitted

adventuresome: bold and ready for an adventure

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....

 



Language Arts
Due Date: 1/9/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is our mentor text this week.

 

This week we will continue using wondering and questioning to help us better understand what we are reading. We will utilize the stop and ask questions strategy. We will continue to make inferences and predictions about the text.

 

Comprehension strategies are being covered daily. Please read with your child and ask them questions as they read.

Who, what, where, when, and why

 

We are thinking about what is happening in our stories by looking at the illustrations. We are practicing skills to determine vocabulary meaning. We are also reading various passages and comparing and contrasting the pieces.

 

The mentor texts in writing will be

 Into the Sea

Where Butterflies Grow

Panda Kindergarten

About Joanne Ryder Excerpt

 

In writing, we will continue reading nonfiction pieces about animals. We will begin researching and writing reports about a chosen animal. The students will learn to take notes, categorize information by subtopic, illustrations, captions, and table of contents.

In Grammar we will learn about subject and verb agreement.

 

Grammar checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

Vocabulary Words

 

flimsy: thin and weak

long: want something very much

gruff: unpleasant or rude 

persist: keep doing something even though it is difficult 

strain: pull or push hard

adjust: move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably.

 

Vocabulary checks will be averaged for one final grade per nine weeks. We will have one stand alone grade per grading period too.

 

 

Please read with your child nightly.....

 



Fractions on a numberline and equivalent fractions
Due Date: 1/9/2016
Subject: Math

This week we will continue discussing fractions. The students will learn numerator and denominator, parts of a whole, and partitioning. We will place fractions on a numberline and determine which fractions are equivalent or equal..

2/4=1/2    3/12=1/4     4/6=2/3

     

 

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication.

Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems.

Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 60 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's,  4's, 5's, 6's, 8's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade. The students will have 5 minutes to complete the test.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Two Step Word Problems
Due Date: 12/6/2015
Subject: Math

This week we will start discussing two step word problems.

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   


We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

 

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

 

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

 

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

 

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 40 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

 

Homework

Have math log signed nightly

 

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Two Step Word Problems
Due Date: 11/29/2015
Subject: Math

This week we will start discussing two step word problems.

We will continue to use CUBES to solve word problems. This strategy helps to eliminate any unnecessary information.

   


We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

 

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24 

Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

Distributive 8X23= 8X20=160 8X3=24 therefore (8X20)+(8X3)==184

 

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

 

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

 

 

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

 

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

 

 

 

Our weekly fact fluency test will consist of 40 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK

 

Have math log signed nightly

 

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.

 



Area, distributive property, and decomposing irregular shapes to find area
Due Date: 11/21/2015
Subject: Math

We will be discussing area in Math until Thanksgiving.

 

Width x Length = Area  We will learn how to braek apart the larger numbers using the Distributive Dude method.

 

     

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 40 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Area and distibutive property
Due Date: 11/8/2015
Subject: Math

 

We will be discussing area in Math until Thanksgiving.

 

Width x Length = Area  We will learn how to braek apart the larger numbers using the Distributive Dude method.

 

     

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 40 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Area
Due Date: 11/7/2015
Subject: Math

We will be discussing area in Math until Thanksgiving.

Width x Length = Area



mass and volume
Due Date: 10/31/2015
Subject: Math

This week we will determine how the mass of an object orthe volume of a container should be measured.

We will work one step word problems with measurements but will not convert any measurements.

        

 

We will review time to the minute and time to the five minute intervals. We will continue practicing many different strategies to help determine how much time has passed or elapsed time.

 

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 40 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.



Multiplication and division word problems
Due Date: 10/5/2015
Subject: Math

This week we will continue to discuss multiplication and division strategies.

 

 

 

 

We will continue working with addition and subtraction with regrouping. This is a difficult skill for students to master so we will work on it throughout the year.

 

We will continue discussing the properties of multiplication. Identity 8x1=8 

Commutative 8x3=24 3x8=24  Associative (2x3)x4=24   2x(3x4)=24

We will use patterns to determine multiplication outcomes.

 

 

We will also continue discussing important or key words for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction word problems. Addition (total, sum, both, all together, combined, and in all)

Subtraction(How many more, how many are left, remains, difference, decrease, minus, and how much more)

 

These will be on the assessment on October 8.

Multiplication(product, combination, times, factors)

Division(split, dividend, quotient, each, equal parts, out of)

 

 

Our weeekly fact fluency test will consisit of 20 multiplication problems with 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.. All 9 grades will be averaged for 1 final grade.

 

HOMEWORK

Have math log signed nightly

and complete the homework packet provided on Monday. It is due completed by Friday.